Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent of Schools

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Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez is the Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools, one of the largest urban school districts in Connecticut. Raised in Hartford and a product of Hartford Public High School, she has served as an education leader in Greater Hartford for over two decades.

Prior to her appointment as Superintendent, Dr. Torres-Rodriguez was Acting Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Leadership within Hartford Public Schools, where she provided culturally courageous leadership to support the comprehensive improvement efforts of a network of 11 schools. Dr. Torres-Rodriguez also taught social and behavioral science at Capital Community College and served students and families at Goodwin Technical High School as a School Social Worker.

Dr. Torres-Rodriguez received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and a Master of Social Work from the University of Connecticut, and she earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University. Recently, she was the recipient of the 2019 Connecticut Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (CALAS) Award for Educational Leadership, the 2019 National Brillante Award for Educational Excellence from Prospanica, and she was featured in “Women of Distinction” by Hartford Magazine in December 2019. She is a fellow of The Broad Academy, the nation’s most prominent professional-development program for urban school-system leaders. Dr. Torres-Rodriguez currently serves on the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Board of Directors and the Hartford Promise board, co-chairs the Mayor’s Cabinet for Young Children in Hartford, and is a member of the Governor’s Workforce Council. She is a proud resident of Hartford, where she lives with her husband and two sons.

Education

A proud graduate of Hartford Public Schools, Dr. Torres-Rodriguez received a Bachelor in Human Development and a Master of Social Work from the University of Connecticut and she earned a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University.


In The News

Watch Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez’s thoughtful conversations with students, teachers, colleagues, and community partners.

Return-to-Learn Update

Coronavirus Update: Student Meals and Continuity of Learning

Celebrating National Nutrition Month

A Holiday Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

HPS Superintendent Talks Education Equity with Hartford Foundation

HPS Superintendent Honored as “Woman of Distinction”

Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Honoring our Veterans

Our Students Are Watching: A Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez & Our Board of Education

Nuestros estudiantes están mirando: un mensaje de la Dra. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez y nuestra Junta de Educación

An Important Attendance Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Back-to-School Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Our Superintendent’s Message about Protecting our Immigrant Families and Educating All Children

Summer Message and Resources from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

A Message about the 2019-2020 School Year Budget from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

HPS Announces Series of Videos to Showcase the District Model for Excellence

A Message of Appreciation for our Teachers from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Superintendent’s Message for Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

Spring Back into Learning on April 15th!

School Safety Message from the Superintendent

A Black History Month Message from the Superintendent

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Message from our Superintendent

A Holiday Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Op-Ed: The Hartford Courant, Nov. 28, 2018: High goals transforming Hartford’s schools

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving

Veterans Day Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

October is National Principals Month

A Message about Attendance Awareness from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

2018 Smarter Balance Test Results Reveal Progress in Mathematics and English Language Arts

Back-to-School 2018 Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

A Summer Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

An Open Letter of Appreciation to our School Administrators, Teachers, and School Staff Members from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Superintendent’s Report

A Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, January 24, 2018

Message from our Superintendent, January 3, 2018

Invitation from Dr. Torres-Rodriguez to her Presentation of Restructuring Recommendations to The Board of Education

Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodríguez June 2017

Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodríguez May 2017

Special Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodríguez April 2017

Superintendent’s Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodríguez March 2017

A Statement about the Budget from Acting Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodríguez

A Martin Luther King Jr. Day Message from your Superintendent

A Holiday Message from your Superintendent

A Message to our Community from Acting Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez